Childcare Options and Lactation Rooms

There is an organization for Supporting Parents and Caregivers at Rutgers that meets and provides opportunities for families to gather. Click here to learn more about that group.

Note that students experiencing pregnancy or related conditions have equal access to education, employment, and other University programs and activities. To learn more about these Title IX rights, click here


Access KinderCare facilities near Rutgers

There are a number of affordable childcare options in the area for graduate students with young children. 

Rutgers–Livingston Day Care Center is a private, not-for-profit early childhood program in Piscataway, NJ, serving the Rutgers University community since 1974. For more information about Rutgers Livingston Daycare center:

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The state's child care program can support you with information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data, and what makes a quality program. For information about the New Jersey child care program at Newark campus:

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KinderCare Learning Center at Piscataway

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KinderCare Learning Center in Newark

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Additional childcare options can be found here

Lactation Rooms

We want to inform you that private Lactation Rooms are available for breastfeeding parents in New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Newark. 

New Brunswick
Clinical Academic Building (CAB), Room 7004
Medical Education Building, Room 111

Kessler Teaching Wing, Room NB-08
School of Public Health, Room 275

With the exception of CAB Room 7004, the rooms are accessible via Trilogy Lock; once you reserve the room in the ROD system, you will receive the code to unlock the door. For CAB 7004, which is a wellness/lactation room, you will need to have card access to enter the room. Requests for card access should be made to the Office of Operations and Administration; please reach out to 732-235-6202 for additional information.

Newark Health Sciences Campus

The lactation room is located on G-level of the Medical Science Building (MSB G649). The room contains lockers and a refrigerator. Access to the room is limited. For access, SGS Newark-RBHS students and NJMS postdoctoral researchers can contact Dr. Ellen Townes-Anderson at 

Rutgers New Brunswick
Bunting Lounge, Douglass Student Center, 3rd Floor
You must check in at the Information Desk to gain access to the room.

Contact: 848-932-9372
Monday – Friday: 7am to 1am
Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 1am
Directions can be found here

Alexander Library, College Ave Campus
You must sign in at the Circulation desk to gain access to the room.

Contact: 848-932-7851

Monday – Thursday: 7:45am - midnight
Friday: 7:45am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - midnight

Directions can be found here

Livingston Student Center, Room 106A 

Contact: 848-445-0405

Monday – Friday: 8am – 12am
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 12am

No forms or paperwork will be necessary to complete, however please make sure to bring a valid RUID. Students must show RUID to the Student Center staff at the Information Desk to gain access to the room.